I drove home at sunset today. Just as I was rounding the corner, I saw this dandelion standing tall against a vast field. The light caught it just right. I grabbed my camera, parked the car for a minute, and snapped a few shots.
On this Thankful Thursday, am thankful for the little ‘insignificant’ significant things. I’m thankful for dandelions in November that catch the light of a sunset. I’m thankful that even a dandelion can stand out in a vast field if the light hits it just right. Sometimes it’s not only about the ‘thing’, it’s about the light that that ‘thing’ is seen it. Light changes everything. It’s an ‘eye-of-the-beholder’ kind of thing…love that.
Little things like grains of sand, beads on a string, drops of water, dandelion seeds, and tiny webs on branches…they are all little insignificant teeny-tiny things. But grains of sand make up beaches, drops of water make rivers and oceans, and seeds cover the earth.
And it’s a vast, vast earth out there and up there in the heights of the sky and the depths of the sea. But it’s full of little ‘insignificant’ significant things. Even smaller than grains of sand are the molecules, the atoms,…it’s pretty mind blowing and amazing and beautiful.
We might have those times of feeling insignificant or unnoticed…like a grain of sand on a mile long beach, a drop of water in an ocean, a leaf in a forest. But significance is in the eye of the beholder. And the Bible talks about how God knows about detail…about the significance of the little teeny-tiny things. In you. In me. It actually says that He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He knew us as we were being formed in our mother’s wombs. He knew us before we were. And all of that blows my mind and makes me smile at the same time.
Jeremiah 31:3 says, “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Love, acknowledgement, appreciation, and a drawing near can make one who feels so insignificant or invisible, feel like a stand out (in a great way!) So if you ever have days of feeling a bit insignificant, (and am thinking we all do), I encourage you (and me) to seek out the One who knows our significance. After all, He created us. ..and loves us through and through, through it all. Love changes things. It does. It’s kind of like a light that shines down on the most insignificant, little, teeny-tiny dandelion, and makes it beautifully stand out against a vast field. Yep. Love changes things.
Just a few thankful thoughts after seeing a little dandelion on the side of the road.
P.S. It’s a quick, early-Friday-morning “Thankful Thursday” blog. Lots more thoughts (surprise, surprise!) but gonna end for now. Gotta get ready for school/work. But one more thought…for the people in our lives…maybe one hug, one kind word, one little act of acknowledgement can make the insignificant feel…not. Maybe being noticed, shining the light on, per say, can make the feeling of being invisible,… just disappear 🙂 Am thinking so. Blessings to you and yours today ❤
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:26
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16